Featured Firstie: 1/C Jacob Lowe
POSTED ON: Friday, December 9, 2022 3:12 PM by firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s Firstie Friday is Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Jacob Lowe. He is a platoon commander in 30th Company from Mission Viejo, Calif.
Lowe has a twin brother, Cadet Josh Lowe, at West Point. The Lowes were introduced to the service academies freshman year of high school by their physics instructor. Jacob chose the superior military service academy because he was attracted to the challenge of the Academy. “Seeing the well-rounded nature of graduates, the family culture of companies, and the great career opportunities afterwards are some of the many reasons I decided to attend USNA.”
Last fall, Lowe and six other midshipmen spent a semester as exchange students at West Point. While there, he was a member of India Company, Second Regiment. “It was always super funny when cadets would look at me thinking I was Josh and ask why I was wearing a Navy uniform.” With the twins reunited, they were able to play mind games and wreak havoc on West Point—though they will deny ever switching places.
Lowe’s favorite memory as a Midshipman is the prisoner exchange at the Army-Navy Game last year. He enjoyed hearing the cadets who were on exchange at the Academy recount how they wished they were midshipmen. But most importantly, he loved running across the field back to the Brigade of Midshipmen in front of the crowd: “It was an experience I will never forget.”
Growing up, Lowe’s parents stressed the importance of hard work. He learned from his father to stay organized and methodical, and his mother taught him the value of empathy. These traits continue to inform his leadership style as a midshipman. Lowe is also inspired by John F. Kennedy, who famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”
Lowe is looking forward to watching Navy Football beat Army in The Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia tomorrow. He will commission as a Navy pilot in May.
Category: Midshipman, General Interest